Something special! A front porch, 3 story home with unique architectural and landscaping features on a small 2 block quiet street in Abington Township. One can easily walk to the Glenside villages in both Abington and Cheltenham townships. In addition, neighborhood shops, restaurants, the Septa train and bus are also within walking distance. This vintage 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home is an outstanding example of architecture that can’t be duplicated and becomes more precious with each passing year. Your impression from the sidewalk is that this an extremely well kept home with outstanding exterior finishes that accentuate its character. The covered 24 X 9 front porch affords plenty of space for entertaining. The home’s original wood double leaded glass paneled front door beckons you to enter. Step inside to a large 23 X 13 living room with 9 foot ceilings, original chestnut moldings including massive turned stairs and pocket doors to the dining room. The huge 15 X 14 dining room continues the charm and elegance of natural wood moldings as sunlight streams in the through a wall of triple angled windows. (NOTE: under the living room and dining room rug are original hardwood floors). The eat-in kitchen boasts natural wood cabinetry, newer appliances, a large walk-in pantry and brightness with a view to the side yard and backyard. A kitchen door provides easy access to the roomy basement with workshop area and a very interesting extra room. It has a currently non-operative mantel and fireplace that, if the walls could talk, might have been a great pool room or simple hang out. Right off the kitchen is a roomy mudroom/laundry room with utility sink, a powder room and side exit to a newly built covered back porch, landing and steps. There’s also easy access to the side and back yard in the basement. Half way up the steps to the second floor you’ll be bathed in light by a beautiful original stained glass window. The second floor provides two spacious bedrooms each with large windows and closets plus an additional corner bedroom that could easily double as an office, sewing room or study. The three second floor bedrooms share a full hall bath with pedestal sink and tub/shower. The second floor hall has a very large walk in closet and easy access to the third floor. The third floor has a 17 X 15 main bedroom and a creative dormered additional room that could be a little getaway, playroom, study or simply used for storage. The third floor full bath is charming with a half wall of natural bead board. The backyard is flat and spacious with some tree lining that offers privacy. The garden has a large variety of perineal flowers that bloom from early spring to fall. The house also includes a detached one car garage with recently recoated shared driveway. Abington Township is an award winning Blue Ribbon school district. What a wonderful opportunity to be part of welcoming neighborhood of all ages on a well-kept community street. Showings start on saturday, december 11.
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